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Jeanette is 49 years old and is a widow with five children age 9 to 25. All of them are currently in school.

She sells used clothes in a store she has been running for 15 years.

Jeanette would like a loan to increase her inventory of used clothes. She will use any profits to pay school fees for her children and create a savings for her future.

She would eventually like to become a wholesaler of used clothes.

Additional Information

About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)

Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) helps underserved Rwandans by providing its clients with the necessary credit and savings capabilities required for economic transformation. It offers credit products, including group and individual loans, as well as training in business development, financial literacy and health management. UOB loan products leverage social collateral since most group members have little to no collateral.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 46
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $16,941,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Jeanette to buy more clothes for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 20, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012